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" Were in my fowling-piece and filly; In short, while I was yet a boy, I fell in love with Laura Lilly. I saw her at the County Ball; There, when the sounds of flute and fiddle Gave signal sweet in that old hall Of hands across and... "
The Literary souvenir; or, Cabinet of poetry and romance, ed. by A.A. Watts - Page 111
edited by - 1831
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Lyra Elegantiarum: A Collection of Some of the Best Specimens of Vers de ...

Frederick Locker-Lampson - Anthologies - 1867 - 360 pages
...Their lyre, at all times, in all places, alike. Henry Luttrell. CCCLIII. THE BELLE OF THE BALL-ROOM. YEARS — years ago, — ere yet my dreams Had been...witty, — Ere I had done with writing themes, Or yawn'd o'er this infernal Chitty ; — Years — years ago, — while all my joy Was in my fowling-piece...
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A Library of Poetry and Song: Being Choice Selections from the Best Poets

William Cullen Bryant - American poetry - 1871 - 789 pages
...from thee, vexed when nigh, 1 with thee, or without thee, die." MATTHEW PRIOR. THE BELLE OF THE BALL. e, Which now suits with it. — Whiles I threat, he...gives. [A bell rings. * hell. I have done the deed. joys Were in my fowling-piece and filly ; In short, while I was yet a boy, I fell in love with Laura...
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Recollections of a Literary Life: Or, Books, Places, and People

Mary Russell Mitford - Authors - 1872 - 558 pages
...first love), is as tme as if it had been written in prose by Jane Austen. . ' THE BELLE OF THE BALL. Years, years ago, ere yet my dreams, Had been of being...infernal' Chitty:' Years, years ago, while all my joys Were in my fowling-piece and fllly, In short, while I was yet a boy, I saw her at a country ball,...
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De Witt's Perfect Orator: Comprising a Great Number of Readings, Recitations ...

Henry Llewellyn Williams - Recitations - 1872 - 180 pages
...ofrhand style. Though some feeling should be manifested where reference is made to the tender passion.] YEARS, years ago, ere yet my dreams Had been of being...Ere I had done with writing themes, Or yawned o'er tins infernal Chitty, — • Years, years ago, while all my joys Where in my towling-piece and filly,...
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A Library of Poetry and Song: Being Choice Selections from the Best Poets

William Cullen Bryant - American poetry - 1873 - 789 pages
...from thee, vexed when nigh, 1 with thee, or without thee, die." MATTHEW PRIOR. THE BELLE OF THE BALL. m of the morning's first beam, In full glory reflected,...'T is the star-spangled banner ! 0, long may it wa Cliitty, — Years, years ago, while all my joys Were in my fowling-piece and filly ; In short, while...
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The Bridal Bouquet Culled in the Garden of Literature

Henry Southgate - Love poetry - 1873 - 388 pages
...plain, I think, there is not half a kiss to choose Who loves another best. Shakespeare. BOYISH LOVE. YEARS, years ago, ere yet my dreams Had been of being...wise or witty, Ere I had done with writing themes, Or yawn'd o'er this infernal Chitty ; — , Years, years ago, while all my joy Was in my fowling-piece...
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Vers de Société

Charles Henry Jones - American poetry - 1875 - 401 pages
...IVegenerj ................................................ 394 , THE BELLE OF THE BALL-ROOM. "\7"EARS — years ago, — ere yet my dreams Had been of being...witty, — Ere I had done with writing themes, Or yawn'd o'er this infernal Chitty ; — Years — years ago, — while all my joy Was in my fowling-piece...
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Songs of Three Centuries

John Greenleaf Whittier - American poetry - 1875 - 352 pages
...titoi - 1839.] THE BELLE OF THE BALL. YEARS, years ago, ere yet my dreams Had been of being wise and witty ; Ere I had done with writing themes, Or yawned...infernal C'hitty, — Years, years ago, while all my joys Were in my fowling-piece and filly ; In short, while. I was yet a boy, 1 fell in love with Laura...
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Songs of Three Centuries

John Greenleaf Whittier - American poetry - 1875 - 352 pages
...THE BELLE OF THE BALL. YEARS, years ago, ere yet my drennis Had been of being wise and witty ; Ere 1 had done with writing themes, Or yawned o'er this...infernal Chitty, — Years, years ago, while all my joys Were in my fowling-piece and filly ; In short, while I was yet a bov, I fell in love with Laura...
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A NEW LIBRARY OF POETRY AND SONG

WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT - 1876
...tower, Non ti scordar di me, Non ti scordar di me ! ROBERT BULWER LYTTON. THE BELLE OF THE BALL. YEAES, years ago, ere yet my dreams Had been of being wise...infernal Chitty, — Years, years ago, while all my joys Were in my fowling-piece and filly, — In short, while I was yet a boy, I fell in love with Laura...
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